STRENGTHENING FOUNDATIONs BY ROOTING IN COMMUNITY
We believe in the power of the community and its ability to heal, transform, educate, organize and ultimately be a catalyst for individual and collective liberation. Therefore, we emphasize community building as a foundational process in each training. Creative Praxis is grounded in 4 key principles of community building:
Entering, building, and exiting community: How do we enter into space with another human being? How do we build coming from an asset-based, humanistic framework? How do we exit community in a way that honors the land, the people, and the relationships built?
I AM: Creating intentional time for people to explore and share their history, culture, identity, and dreams.
WE ARE: Creating intentional time for the group to establish shared principles and cultivating collective power, trust, and safety
The role of conflict in building community: Conflict is a necessary component of building community as it allows to the group to confront and resist systemic oppression and the way it manifests itself in the individual and the group.